By Deborah Skowronski • Reader Submitted
November 30, 2011
OSHKOSH — Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services has recently been awarded two grants to support its Standing Strong Program. The program, which assists domestic violence survivors in removing the barriers to increasing their self-sufficiency, was awarded grants from the following: J.J. Keller Foundation. $15,000; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation, $5,000; Kimberly Clark Foundation, $4,000; and the Principal Financial Group, $1,000.
The program offers intensive support and advocacy to women that have survived domestic violence including the development and implementation of a goal plan that focuses on many areas including education, employment, finances and gaining access to additional community resources.
Says Christine Ann Executive Director Julie Fevola, “The Standing Strong Program addresses the trials women face during the challenging process of transitioning from a power and control-centered environment to an independence-centered environment, while taking into account their special needs and unique barriers as domestic violence survivors.”
“We are very grateful to all of the program’s funders for their support and recognition of its importance to the community”, she added.
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services is committed to ending the cycle of violence by providing safety, support and advocacy to all abuse victims, as well as cultivating community awareness through collaborative education and prevention programs. It serves communities in Winnebago and Green Lake counties.
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services is a United Way agency. For more information on any of the agency’s programs and services, please call 920-729-5727 or visit www.christineann.net.